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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
15 Aug 19
p. 71.
ETR
13 Dec 19
p. 177.
MPN
20 Dec 19
p. 4530.
MPW
20 Dec 19
p. 1008.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
7 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14513
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Before the Civil War, Jere Lynch and Betty Summers, children of feuding Kentucky families, secretly pursue a romance. When Jere is knocked unconscious trying to stop the runaway horses of Betty's father Horace, Horace discovers Betty's picture in Jere's locket and warns that he will kill Jere if he speaks with Betty again. After Betty's brother Ben kills Jere's father and Jere kills Ben in a duel, Jere leaves for the West and vows to send for Betty. Jere's sister, however, writes Jere that Betty married another, and tells Betty that Jere is dead. Jere then marries Ray Saunders, an emigrant he rescued from a buffalo stampede, and Betty marries her cousin, Cal Brown. After Jere and Ray die during an Indian massacre, their baby John Smith, grows up and marries Betty's daughter, Betty Brown, who comes West to stake a claim. The birth of their son, Summers Lynch, ends the family ... +


Before the Civil War, Jere Lynch and Betty Summers, children of feuding Kentucky families, secretly pursue a romance. When Jere is knocked unconscious trying to stop the runaway horses of Betty's father Horace, Horace discovers Betty's picture in Jere's locket and warns that he will kill Jere if he speaks with Betty again. After Betty's brother Ben kills Jere's father and Jere kills Ben in a duel, Jere leaves for the West and vows to send for Betty. Jere's sister, however, writes Jere that Betty married another, and tells Betty that Jere is dead. Jere then marries Ray Saunders, an emigrant he rescued from a buffalo stampede, and Betty marries her cousin, Cal Brown. After Jere and Ray die during an Indian massacre, their baby John Smith, grows up and marries Betty's daughter, Betty Brown, who comes West to stake a claim. The birth of their son, Summers Lynch, ends the family feud. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Rural


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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